Celebrating Student Achievements 2020–2021
This past year, our talented doctoral and professional master’s students won awards, hosted virtual public seminars, published articles and found innovative ways to support each other. Learn more about what they have been up to.
Observing Long-Term Annual Land Surface Phenology at Medium Spatial Resolution
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Xiaojie Gao has developed a new approach to track landscape-scale changes in plant life cycles using Bayesian methods and 30-m-resolution Landsat imagery.
Grad Students Wow with Award-Winning Infographics
Eight of the contest’s eighteen honorees, including two first-place winners, are graduate students at the Center for Geospatial Analytics. Congrats to all!
GIS Problem-Solving Through Service Learning
During the Spring 2021 semester, our graduating professional master’s students applied their knowledge and skills in community partnerships that supported affordable housing, pollution prevention, local planning and more.
Congrats to Our May 2021 Graduates!
This semester, we celebrate the NC State graduation of 49 members of the Center for Geospatial Analytics community. Congratulations to all of our doctoral, professional master’s and graduate certificate students on their perseverance and success!
Josh Randall Awarded Energy Data Analytics Ph.D. Fellowship
Ph.D. student Josh Randall was recently named one of seven 2021 fellows by the Duke University Energy Initiative. His fellowship research will apply spatial analysis to support equitable energy access.
Where There’s Smoke: Reducing Downwind Impacts of Prescribed Burns
New research by Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kate Jones will use geospatial modeling and interactive data visualization to help fire managers consider the vulnerability of communities downwind of prescribed burns.
Brit Laginhas Wins 2021 ESA George Mercer Award
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Brit Laginhas and her coauthors won the Ecological Society of America’s 2021 award for an outstanding, recently published, ecological research paper by young scientists.
Alex Reinwald Is NC State’s 2021 Esri Innovation Program Student of the Year
NC State joined a select group of universities worldwide when it became part of the Esri Innovation Program in 2017. Congratulations to our 2021 EIP Student of the Year: Fall 2020 MGIST graduate Alex Reinwald!
Helping Clean Energy Move Forward
Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Alex Yoshizumi is combining passions for geography, planning and sustainability to help map North Carolina’s energy future.